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Welcome to December’s 2019 The Light Bible reading plan and journal challenge! If this is your first time here, then I’m so glad to have you!
Have you ever felt like everyday life is full of clouds and darkness?
The past year has been a difficult one to say the least. As our family has tried to learn how to continue living without our precious Taylor girl in our daily lives, we’ve struggled to keep going. The November Bible reading challenge has reminded me to give thanks in ALL circumstances and outcomes. And now for December? I am really looking forward to focusing on the Light of the world each day and can’t wait to read the Scripture reminders of how Jesus broke through the darkness to set us free.
Each month I host a monthly Bible reading plan and journal challenge to help our community enjoy reading God’s Word together and encourage our hearts to be faithful to Him. Together, we have completed over 40 Bible reading plans, including both annual and monthly reading challenges. I’ve developed all sorts of strategies to help us read God’s word faithfully and there is nothing like this monthly system we are working through together.
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The Light Bible Reading Plan and Journal Challenge
Years ago, when our family was young and small, my husband and I were strolling through Sea World. Imagine plush greenery and beautiful flowers, clear skies and bright sunlight. The weather was so gorgeous that my head was practically in the clouds, only there were no clouds. That’s just how wonderful this day was.
Until right after we entered a tunnel. We had turned a corner and suddenly, all ears of our party heard a “clunk.” This lovely clunk was my knee against a bench, which I somehow totally missed seeing! The sudden change from bright sunlight to the near-dark tunnel caused me not to see what was right in front of me.
You’ve been there, haven’t you? Oh, maybe a bench didn’t jump out and trip you, but you glanced back on a situation and thought: “How did I miss that?” It’s because of darkness. It’s so easy to be blinded by the enemy of this world; he’s strategic.
How can we defeat the darkness? Through filling our lives with the light of God’s Word! Light is living in God’s heavenly truth. While sometimes the way ahead seems dark and dreary, God’s Word always brings light into the darkness. When we can’t see ahead, his light shines to show us the way.
Let the Light of the World illuminate your soul anew as we take the month of December to focus on the reason for the season!
Join in this month as the twinkling lights of the season provide daily reminders of the true Light of the world!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- Follow the daily Bible reading plan and read the passage. Share what you are learning on social media if you’d like. My goal is to draw closer to Jesus and I want that for you too! This month the hashtags are: #thelightjournal #biblereadingplan
- Recommended: Journal your thoughts and prayers using the This simple guide will help you stay focused and accountable. It will also leave a legacy for you to enjoy in the future!
- Optional: Join the Facebook group to see what others are learning and sharing. Enjoy our prayer community in the group as we pray for one another’s needs. Be in the know with bonus material such as practical tips, tools, and resources Rachel shares, Facebook live videos, and recently added focused music playlists based on the monthly Bible reading challenge topic.
THE LIGHT BIBLE READING PLAN
1. John 1:1-9
2. Psalm 36:1-9
3. Job 33:23-28
4. John 12:30-36
5. John 12:44-50
6. Psalm 119:105-112
7. Psalm 56:1-13
8. Psalm 97:1-12
9. Job 12:13-25
10. Psalm 19:1-10
11. Proverbs 4:13-19
12. Isaiah 5:16-21
13. Isaiah 58:1-8
14. Isaiah 58:9-14
15. Proverbs 20:22-27
16. Luke 11:33-36
17. Isaiah 42:1-9
18. Isaiah 42:10-17
19. John 3:16-21
20. Isaiah 9:1-7
21. Isaiah 60:1-11
22. Isaiah 60:12-22
23. Matthew 4:10-17
24. Jeremiah 31:33-37
25. Daniel 2:19-23
26. Matthew 5:11-16
27. Matthew 6:19-24
28. Luke 8:11-18
29. Psalm 43:1-5
30. I John 2:7-11
31. Psalm 18:28-33
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Ready? We’ll begin December 1st, just as we do each month!
By his grace,
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